MOVIE UPDATE December 2003
Subhash Ghai has announced the launch of two films. One is titled Aitraaz and stars Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Amrish Puri. The other film titled Kisna will star Vivek Oberoi in the title role and two new girls (one from India and one from Britain). The story is set in the 1930s.
Khalid Mohammed's Tehzeeb, a filtered remake of Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata, is ready to hit the screens in December. The much awaited film stars Shabana Azmi as the mother of two daughters played by Urmila Matondkar and Diya Mirza.
The superstar of yesteryears Rajesh Khanna is all set to make a comeback. He has three films lined up ? Mazhab Se Mohabbat Tak with the Godhra riots as its backdrop, Chess and Fathers For Sale which is a bilingual.
After Baghban, Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan are coming together again in a film directed by Ravi Chopra. Set in the British period, the movie is essentially a father-son story.
Salman's next film scheduled to be released in December, is titled Garv ? Pride and Honour in which his co-star is Shilpa Shetty. It also stars Salman's brother Arbaaz. The film was earlier titled Sanghaar. Salman and Shilpa are also acting in Revathi's first Hindi film as director which also has Abhishek Bachchan playing a lawyer in it.
Shekhar Kapur and Vishal Bharadwaj are collaborating to make a feature film in Hindi. Titled Mantra, the film, based on a story idea by Kapur, will be directed by Bharadwaj and scripted by him and Abbas Tyrewala. Mantra, like Kapur's earlier film Mr India, is said to cater to both kids and grown ups. The cast of the film is yet to be finalised.
In an unusual move, filmmakers Kundan Shah, Sudhir Mishra, Anurag Kashyap and Padam Kumar will come together for a venture titled Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein Khayal Aata Hai. Reports quoted the producer as saying: "In our film, one incident triggers off four different genres -- romance, comedy, emotions and action. We have agreed to compartmentalise the work, with each of us directing one segment."
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